Qatar Imprisons Kenyan for Blogging about Low-Income Kenyan Migrants Work Conditions in Qatar

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Author: 
Marwah Adhoob
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 

In May 2021, Qatar discovered that a Kenyan security guard, Malcolm Bidali, was publishing blogs about migrant work conditions in Qatar. He was held in solitary confinement for three weeks with no access to legal representation and was later released in June. After his release, Qatar charged him with stealing foreign money and spreading disinformation. [1]

 



[1] Areeb Ullah, Qatar: Kenyan rights activist forced to pay thousands in fines to leave country, Middle East Eye, August 20, 2021, https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/qatar-kenya-rights-activist-forced-pay-leave-country.